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Repaired Swan Visofil Vt 340/60

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#1 GerseSjaak

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 21:19

Hi guys, just wanted to share with you, some pictures of this recently restored Swan Visofil VT 340/60.

And also I wanted to give a shout out to Eric Wilson (Eckiethump here on FPN) for the wondeful repair work he has done.

 

I bought the pen a while ago on a Dutch auction site. When I received it, I saw that it was in a bit of a state, and that I didn't knew much about this particular model.

I did notice that it missed 'something' at the end. And after some research (thanks to the excellent articles on Penhero) I saw that it was a Visofil, that has this complicated filling system, and that it is very difficult to repair. So, I sent it to Eric (who replaced missing clips on Swans for me in the past) to see if something could be done. And it could! :))

 

Eric managed to open the pen, clean it, and fit an original turning knob.

And now I have to say it's one of my favorite pens! The no. 3 nib is very flexible, writes super, and the pen just fills perfectly.

I also like the fact that the Visofil is a bit thicker than the other Swans I own.

So,l there it is! :) Hope you enjoy the pictures.

 

 

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#2 Cob

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 21:26

Very nice.

 

You were lucky; I have written twice to Mr Wilson (about two years ago) and never heard a dicky-bird!

 

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#3 peterg

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 22:18

I've never had a problem contacting, or with the work Eric has done for me.



#4 eckiethump

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:27

Very nice.

 

You were lucky; I have written twice to Mr Wilson (about two years ago) and never heard a dicky-bird!

 

Cob

As in the PM I sent, I have no recollection of any correspondence with you, I do not even know who you are? though many in the UK pen world know me personally from attending shows nationwide.


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#5 Cob

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:06

As in the PM I sent, I have no recollection of any correspondence with you, I do not even know who you are? though many in the UK pen world know me personally from attending shows nationwide.

 I have replied to Mr Wilson's PM.

 

Cob


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#6 Cob

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:08

I've never had a problem contacting, or with the work Eric has done for me.

Hullo Peter,

 

Yes I was well aware of Eric's reputation, he came very highly recommended indeed - as the work above clearly indicates.

 

Rgds

 

Cob.


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